Meaning of underplay
Pronunciation: (un"dur-plā', un'dur-plā"), [key]
- to act (a part) sketchily.
- to act subtly and restrainedly.
- to understate or de-emphasize; downplay: The ambassador underplayed his role in the peace negotiations.
- to leave out of one's acting all subtlety and enriching detail.
- to achieve an effect in acting with a minimum of emphasis.
- underplay (Thesaurus)